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Villa Petra II 'Amanda'

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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Sophiaott...
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved Villa Petra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

My three girlfriends and I booked Villa Petra for a week. The Villa was even better then we expected. The Villa is spacious,beds were comfortable, all the ammenities for preparing meals were there, and the grounds are breath taking! It's not often you find accomodations that truly make the vacation that much more special! I would definately stay again!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The property grounds
Liked least: nothing specific to mention
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TurningLe...
Cairns, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Perfect country villa in Western Crete”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We had a wonderful 2 weeks stay at Villa Petra II. It is a large property near Vrysses, roughly halfway between Chania and Rethymno, so it made a great base to explore this part of Crete. We had excellent directions and a map, because otherwise it would not be easy to find! It's a large new villa, but buit in traditional style and furnished accordingly. There's a beautiful pool and lovely gardens, and you're completely surrounded by olive groves and there are no close neighbours. From the back of the house there is an incredible view of the white mountains of Crete, Lefka Ori. The kitchen is well equipped and the rest of the house very comfortable. We had fun cooking a chicken on the outdoor grill, collecting some old wood from the road into the property. There's a small village called Maza within walking distance, with a great taverna and a tiny 14th century church with orginal frescoes.

The owner, Gregory, can only be described as unbelieveable. Here are just a few of the things he did:

- On arrival, he was assembling a fan because a previous guest had mentioned the living room was very hot (only the bedrooms have air conditioning) - an instant response to a comment here in tripadvisor!
- He gave us plenty of advice on which places to visit, including beaches and helpful advice about where to buy food.
- When the internet ran out he arranged a top-up card for us (which we found impossible to find on our own).
- When a friend and her toddler joined us for the second week, he brought in a baby bed and a high chair in case we needed them
- He arranged for a taxi to take one of us back to the airport
- I parked the car in the wrong spot in Chania, and got a parking fine. As we didn't know what to do, Gregory took the money and paid the fine for us in Chania, saving us a lot of hassle
- The villa was beautifully serviced twice a week and he supervised this in person.

The attention to detail and this level of help really made our stay. For anyone who wants to get away from it and just relax in a beautiful place, with lovely views and a nice pool, with a beach not too far away then this is just perfect.

Thanks so much Gregory!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The seclusion and the location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2012
Thank you very much for your  review kind words, I  just did everything I can to have a good time on your vacation.
I hope you have a nice winter.
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Joanie123...
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
“Treat yourself to a luxury stay in Crete”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We absolutely loved the Villa Petra Amanda II. The house is spacious and beautifully decorated. The swimming pool area is perfect to laze around on warm summer days. I could have stayed there for ever.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: the pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Maria B
Coopersburg
1 review
“A home away from home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

The villa was exactly how it was portrayed in the advertisement. Very charming and Gregory, the Owner, was there to welcome us. He was extremely helpful in suggesting nice parts of the island of Crete to visit. He also gave us the name of a company where we could hire a yacht and skipper for the day. He organized a table in the local Taverna of Maza and a cake to celebrate my daughter's birthday. It was absolutely perfect. This taverna is a must to try for any visitor to the villa. The pool was very clean and inviting.
The only criticism I had was that there was no fan or air conditioning for the main living/kitchen area. It took a while to acclimatize especially as Crete was undergoing a heatwave whilst we were there! There was air conditioning in the bedrooms however which worked very well.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: It's situation
Liked least: No fan or aircon in the living area
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2012
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our villa and enjoyed your time in Crete. We appreciate all the feedback we receive and use it to make improvements so that our guests have the best stay possible. Since receiving your feedback we have equipped the villa with several fans so that our guests can choose to use these on particularly hot days in addition to the air-conditioning units.
Thank you again and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
Gregory Papadakis
Owner
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Nick F
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Even better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

A group of 6 of us recently traveled to Crete, we are all in our mid-twenties and had a superb time, Gregory was a fantastic host. We arrived on Tuesday after getting ourselves quite lost (due to our own fault) but arrived to find everything as we expected and even better. The villa is completely isolated and is very peaceful, there is a lovely BBQ which we used almost every night apart from when we were at Costas' Tavena in Maza, which is again amazing. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all clean and tidy with everything we needed including great AC as it was very hot outside. Gregory came to visit us on the second day and explained how everything worked and told us about where the best places to visit on the island. We shopped in Vrises and Georgioupolis for our essentials and found everywhere we went to be very helpful and friendly.

All in all we had a great time and I would recommend to anyone as it is perfect for anyone who is looking to have a relaxed time in a beautiful villa.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 12, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed your time in Hania and stay at the Villa. Should your travels bring you to Crete again we will looking forward to having you as our guests again and showing you more great places to enjoy. 
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